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Championing heritage: BYU student Naloni Felix helps bring Native American stories to schools

June 27, 2024
From a young age, BYU student Naloni Felix cherished her heritage. She fondly remembers learning Native American traditions from her grandmother and watching her grandfather meticulously hand-craft beautiful Native American jewelry.
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Notable achievements and scholarship wins highlight BYU awards season 2024

May 10, 2024
While it’s impossible to recognize every award-winning student, these highlights capture the considerable work and creative capabilities of our Cougars during the past academic year.
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Discovering divine potential through dance, BYU student is set for the stages of NYC

April 23, 2024
When Kyla Balser took her first twirl on the dance floor at her local studio in Salem, Utah, she was only eight years old. Ever since that time, she dreamed of someday leaving her small town and six-acre farm to pursue a career as a professional dancer.
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BYU animation, AdLab students win Student Emmys

April 18, 2024
BYU continues to be well-represented at the College Television Awards.
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From campus to cinema: BYU students win Coca-Cola Refreshing Films contest

April 17, 2024
The next time you settle into a recliner at your favorite movie theater and the pre-movie ads start rolling, be on the lookout for a Coca-Cola Refreshing Films branded spot created by BYU students.
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BYU professor’s designs featured on new Congressional Gold Medal

April 03, 2024
A new Congressional Gold Medal featuring the designs of BYU illustration professor Justin Kunz was recently unveiled at a ceremony held at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.
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BYU professor and alumni shine with Oscar-nominated animated film

March 07, 2024
An animated short film co-produced by BYU animation professor Kelly Loosli was nominated for an Oscar in the Best Animated Short category. The Academy Awards will air live on Sunday, March 10, on ABC.
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BYU documentary on Wyoming Black 14 featured at College Football Hall of Fame Black History Month event

February 12, 2024
Against the backdrop of iconic football memorabilia in the heart of the College Football Hall of Fame, a story of reconciliation and love took center stage last week. BYU students and professors were part of it.
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Pathway to Provo: How musician Ariana Abadia found peace and purpose at BYU

September 06, 2023
At BYU, Abadia says she has strengthened her complete character and she’s eager to use her talents to extend love and hope. She envisions returning to Ecuador to help shape the country’s music curriculum and make an education in the arts more accessible to students; maybe even starting a school to teach voice to young students.
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Devotional: Jesus Christ, the Greatest Influence in Your Life

July 18, 2023
“When my parents told me to follow the prophet, do you think they fathomed the day when I would interpret that to mean follow the prophet’s social media account?” asked Pamela Jo Brubaker during her Tuesday morning devotional address.
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Cougar Query: Pamela Jo Brubaker

July 17, 2023
Cougar Queries are a series profiling BYU employees by asking them questions about their work, interests and life. Today, we meet Pamela Brubaker, an associate professor of communications.
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Behind the lens: BYU student named Student Photographer of the Year

July 11, 2023
Brooklynn Jarvis Kelson remembers the moment Elder Jeffrey R. Holland greeted her as he was leaving the Marriott Center after speaking at a BYU devotional. Kelson, a student photographer who was assigned to take photos of the event, was standing in the tunnel, camera in hand, when the Apostle smiled at her and asked her how she was doing.
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Awards season 2023: BYU students honored with prestigious scholarships, first-place finishes

May 09, 2023
Rise and shout! Across various disciplines, BYU students are being recognized for their world-class accomplishments.
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Brain tumor doesn't stop BYU grad from dancing and giving back

April 25, 2023
Just over a month ago BYU senior Logan Barnes won the title of National Cabaret Champion at the National DanceSport Championships. While Barnes appears to be at the top of his game now, he came very close to missing out on dance, school and life just a few years ago.
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BYU projects show how students are prepared to make an impact on the world

April 11, 2023
From developing creative ways to teach math to planting trees along the Provo River, recent scholastic and civic projects from BYU students prove that an education that integrates faith, emotion, and intellect produces leaders with devoted hearts and purposeful souls.
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BYU students shine at 42nd College Television Awards with multiple top accolades

April 05, 2023
The Television Academy Foundation announced the winners of the 42nd College Television Awards or “Student Emmy’s” earlier this week and BYU students once again claimed the top spot in the best animation series and the best commercial.
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What type of GIF user are you?

March 02, 2023
When you get a text from a friend, is your immediate reaction to reply with a GIF? Do you know which GIF to send, or do you begin to scroll, searching for the perfect one? If so, it may mean more than you realize, according to researchers at BYU.
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BYU AdLab students collaborate with Utah Jazz to create a film debuting at All-Star weekend

February 17, 2023
As the basketball world descends on Utah this weekend for the NBA All-Star game, basketball enthusiasts will have a chance to watch a short film created and produced by BYU AdLab students and the Utah Jazz organization.
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